Founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges, the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company—a quintessentially American shop—is based in Hanover, PA. Emeco has been the leading manufacturer of handcrafted aluminum chairs for 65 years. Committed to principles that reach back in time to the values that built the culture and business. Their first product, the Navy Chair, is made to last a hundred and fifty years. So much of what is manufactured today is destined for the trash heap. Not so with Emeco. The company and the products are handcrafted by professionals to last, and the principles and values that built the first chair still guide the company today.
Like Emeco, America was built by people who saw problems as opportunities, who knew that the best idea could win, who believed that freedom is only worth something if you use it to create a better world. The people who invented the products understood that new materials and techniques opened onto great vistas of possibility. Like the folks who make the products at Emeco, they take pride in their work, and want to share the best they could do with as many people as possible.
The key focus has always been to be selective about the products produced because the intention is to make them for decades to come. Avoiding hot design fads or the latest trends. Like true love, the products from Emeco are forever. Only the best intention will survive the process of becoming an Emeco product. Through out the years the company has worked with the world’s best designers to create products that will not only stand up, but stand the test of time and grow more beautiful with age. Today, Emeco is on the leading edge of a revolution in product development that promises a new, more intelligent and sustainable way of life. Producing up-cycled chairs and stools made of 80% recycled aluminum or 65% post consumer rPET.
The company has collaborated with some of the world’s leading designers, architects, and partnered ..